“Getting There”: Dominic Thiem Flaunts Perfect One-Handed Backhand Ahead of Return

Published 11/22/2021, 7:30 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his group stage match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Last year’s US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, had quite a challenging 2021 season, both mentally and physically. But now, four months after recovering from a severe wrist injury, he is back on the court. Recently, Thiem teased tennis fans by crushing some eye-pleasing one-handed backhand shots during training.

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The 28-yr-old had to wait a lot before he could start tennis training again. Although he had found his lost motivation back, his body wasn’t still there. However, the new video from Thiem clears all the doubts surrounding his return to the ATP Tour.

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Dominic Thiem kicks off training for the 2022 season

Thiem has arguably the best one-handed backhand in tennis. Even former World No.2 Tommy Haas picked his one-handed backhand over Swiss maestro Roger Federer.

In the new training video, the Austrian ace seemed to be in the right place and mood after a long time. He captioned the video, “Getting there.”

 

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Without a doubt, the video gives hope to tennis fans for a spectacular comeback from him in 2022. Although there are several doubts regarding his level, Thiem looks ready to hit them away with his tennis racquet.

But it is always easier said than done. From here on, Thiem will look forward to improving every aspect of his game. But most of all, he will look to better his wristwork again.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem walks off the court after losing his first round match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

While the tennis world will go on holiday as the 2021 season has ended, Thiem will utilize the time for grinding, with an eye on his big comeback at the Australian Open 2022.

Thus, the 28-year-old Austrian has two months to get his game back. The first annual Grand slam will begin on 17th January next year.

When will Thiem return to the ATP Tour?

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Thiem will begin his 2022 campaign at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi. Besides him, Spanish great Rafael Nadal will also join him in the tournament. Interestingly, Nadal also had a similar fateful end to his 2021 season as Thiem.

Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Spain’s Rafael Nadal pose for a photograph after each receiving a boomerang after their match REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Undoubtably, Thiem has started his pre-season well, working out on his best shot. Slowly and steadily, he will aim to develop his best possible tennis again.

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Hopefully, Thiem will come back with 100% fitness on the ATP Tour. Only time will tell if he gets to the top again or not.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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